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	  Scribbling and Camp-Life.
		        May.
  1.  Thursday.   Scribbling and reading all the
damp and partially rainy morning.   With Hall,
he walking, I riding to the camps.       At Gen Hamil-
ton s, saw Sneedon, witnessed a dress parade
of the Mozarters and supped with Riley.    With
him, again to Gen Hamilton s, as it grew dark.
Headache and out of sorts.     A brief letter to the
Tribune.
  2.  Friday.   To Heintzelman s with Hall.     Saw
the General, and Moses; introduced to General
Hooker.     Anon left Hall and went on chase af-
ter Wells of the 1st Mass.   To Hooker s
Headquarters after him, in the rear of Heintzel-
man s.       Shot and shell coming over in front all
the morning and one plunged into the ground
some hundred yards from where I sat in sad-
dle, causing a foolish rush of soldiers to the
spot; had the enemy followed it with another they
might have done some execution.   Rode off near
Clark s house to the 6th New Jersey, visiting
Woodward its quartermaster and being intro-
duced to its Lieut-col Van Lear.     Thence to the
3rd infantry, regulars; saw Lieut Helm and
others.   By 1. back to quarters; dined with
Skilton.    Letters from Gay, Boweryem and 
Edward Greatbatch, the last dated Pittsburg
Miss.    The boy was in that bloody fight.  Capt.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and seventy-one
Description:Regarding visits to various military camps at Yorktown.
Date:1862-05-01
Subject:Battle of Corinth, First (Miss.); Boweryem, George; Civil War; Gay, Sidney H.; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Helm, J.A.; Hooker, Joseph; Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 1st; Military; Military camp life; Moses, Captain; New Jersey Infantry Regiment, 6th; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Riley, Colonel; Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Skilton, Julius A.; Sneedon; United States Army Infantry Regiment, 3rd; Van Lear, Lieutenant-Colonel; Wells, Lieutenant-Colonel; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[Yorktown, Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-06-17

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.